CASTING CALL 28/55
Click Here for the theory behind “Actors”.
TIME TO CHOOSE A NEW ACTOR!
You can choose any male person with a first name, last name, or nickname that begins with letters or sounds that relate to “p-.” Make sure it is a real person, not a fictional character. It can be someone you know or a famous person.
Choose anyone you can imagine clearly in your mind, but the more familiar you are with them, the better. That’s why we suggest you first think about people from your real life. If you can’t think of anyone suitable, then consider choosing a famous person.
Think about it like this; if you have the choice between a celebrity you have heard of who’s appearance you are roughly familiar with, or a close friend of 10 years, then the latter is the better choice. However, if you have the choice between either a vaguely memorable professional acquaintance or a celebrity you have been obsessed with since childhood, go with the celebrity.
Here are some categories of people that may help trigger memories of people from your past:
FAMILY – FRIENDS – FAMILY FRIENDS – FRIEND’S FAMILY – TEACHERS – NEIGHBORS – CLASSMATES – ENEMIES/RIVALS – WORK COLLEAGUES – ACQUAINTANCES
Here is a list of male names relating to “p-“ to get you going. See if any trigger real people from your life:
ACTORS – ATHLETES – MUSICIANS – ROYALTY – WRITERS – PHILOSOPHERS – SCIENTISTS – HUMANITARIANS – BUSINESS PEOPLE – MILITARY FIGURES – INVENTORS
NOTE: This tends to work best when you choose a person with a particularly memorable personality, someone you have a great liking or hatred for or someone from an area you are particularly interested in.
Here are some names of some famous male people that relate to “p-“ to help you out:
Once you have chosen your actor for “p-“ you can mark this lesson as complete, add your chosen actor to the “p-“ Anki card.
Want to share your actor choice with us? Leave a comment below…we’re building a database that will help future Mandarin Blueprint users.
MAKE A MOVIE
Click Here for a detailed guide to creating incredibly vivid “Movie Scenes”.
HOW TO WRITE IT:
Bathroom or Backyard
半 (Half an Apple)
Script 1: Paul McCartney is taking half of an apple and approaching the sizeable walking steak (flesh) from the left and force feeding him this giant half apple, this causes the walking steak to get super FAT.
Script 2: Patrick Bateman, well known for being in great shape, is cautious about what he eats. So much so that he fears even touching the steak with arms and legs and half an apple dancing in front of him will make him FAT. They move towards him as he cowers from them, pleading for them to leave him alone. Finally, they both grab him at the same time, causing him to blow-up, nutty professor-style, into a hugely FAT version of himself, ripping his nice suit in the process.
Script 1: This is an excellent opportunity to use violence considering that Paul is force feeding the giant steak.
Script 2: Good idea to make use of his various facial expressions as he gets threatened by the props.
Image credit: CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
IT’S A WORD!
胖 (pàng) carries the meaning “fat”, but it is also a word that can be used independently.
Here are some example sentences of this word in action:
Usage 1 – “fat“:
tā fēicháng pàng
He’s really fat.
非常- fēicháng- really, very (literally “non” (非) “ordinarily” (常) )
māma bútài pàng, dàn tài xǐhuan chī dōngxi le
Mom isn’t very fat but loves to eat too much.
东西 – dōngxi- thing, stuff
wó hěn shòu, tā hěn pàng
I’m very thin and he’s very fat.
瘦- shòu- thin
These sentences are only meant to give you some context; you don’t need to think about them too much for now. Just know that you can’t truly learn a word until you start to see it in the context of a sentence.